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Artistically Designed Unique Home Within Walking Distance to the Taos Plaza

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Last updated: 08/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

One Bedroom casita built with an artistic cultural flair. This house has a gallery quality decor and filled with local artist's work, which is captivating and fascinating. It also has all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. The perfect home away from home. This home is in a quiet and secluded area and has radiant heating, new washer/dryer, cable TV, DVD player, internet access, pots and pans, dishware, towels, linens, new appliances.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 770 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Handcrafted full sized Bed...moreless

  • Bedroom has a full-size bed with closet, vanity and chest of drawers

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Custom bathroom with marble and apricot wood...moreless

  • Custom crafted Bathroom with Aztec motif

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Walking distance .3 miles from Casita...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains all around...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Seating for 4 people
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$95
$600 $1,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $75

Notes:

At the time of deposit. you will receive a contract and must return it asap in order to reserve. A cleaning fee $75.00 to $100.00 will apply.

50% deposit required to reserve stay, and balance required 5 days prior to arrival. No refunds, reschedules allowed.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

  • Taos Pueblo

    "Is the only Native American Community that is still occupied and designated both a World Her..."

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  • San Francisco de Asis

    "One of the oldest churches in New Mexico"

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Taos Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Alley Cantina
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Taos Golf Course
0.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway US64-68
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Many Restaurants within walking distance
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
Taos Ski Valley

Ranchos de Taos church as a historical history.( Be sure to see the Miracle Painting)

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge,

Taos Pueblo,

Taos Ski Valley,

Enchanted Circle,

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs,

Kit Carson Museum,

Governor Bent Museum,

John Dunn Bridge,

Various art galleries,

Variety of Shops,

Fishing,

Rafting,

Casino,

Hiking.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Dave and Petra Rael are both Taos natives who feel a deep appreciation for the local cultures and traditions of their community. Dave is a teacher by trade and continues to teach at the University of New Mexico, Taos Branch. He also developed Dave's Custom Cycle in Taos, a Harley-Davidson Custom and service shop which included retail. Dave has retired from that business and decided to custom build a casita instead. His philosophy, 'if you can't go to the mountains, you bring the mountains to you'. At the completion of his casita, he decided to dedicate the casita in memory of his sister Linda. Hence the name, Casita Linda which also has double meaning, 'beautiful little house'.

Why the Owner Chose Taos, NM, USA:
This property has been in the family for generations and is filled with childhood memories that go back many years. The street (Peralta Lane) is named after Dave's grandfather, Malaquias Peralta. The casita was built on a two acre field, a huge backyard! You can fly a kite, take a stroll, catch a glimpse of a neighborhood cat hunting, or you may see the occasional coyote crossing the field in search of an unsuspecting cat. Other nocturnal animals which are known to frequent the area in search of left over cat food include raccoon, skunks, and other creatures which are too cunning or elusive to allow themselves to be seen.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This home was constructed with no deadline in mind. The objective when building this casita was to capture the spirit of Taos in its detailed construction. 'Taos' is a native american word meaning 'red willows' which explains why the kitchen cabinets incorporate red willows from the area. Other woods used with history include: apple wood from an old orchard in the sacred village of Chimayo, apricot wood from the valley of Valdez, aspen and choke cherry wood from cabresto canyon in Questa and cedar from an Indian reservation in Oklahoma. The native american decor of paintings, pottery, drums, and baskets coupled with snow covered peaks on the wall will surely settle a restless soul and inspire a yearning to embrace the elusive spirit of Taos. The antler lamp in the living room may illicit thoughts of deer roaming through lush meadows deep in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The ceiling in the living room, cedar and weather wood, the gentle angles reminds you of waves or perhaps it tricks your mind, is it an optical illusion? Upon entering the bathroom, the aztec theme will certainly jump at you. The pyramid high above the lavatory wall, the aztec gods which adorn the cabinet doors, river rock floor, mexican tile, glass block shower walls, white marble. All these attributes will certainly make you feel like you entered another world within the casita, a different place in time.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

 

Photos

  • Blooming flowers in the courtyard

    Blooming flowers in the courtyard

  • Sitting area, featuring the rock wall.

    Sitting area, featuring the rock wall.

  • Entertainment center, paintings @  right by Jonathan Warm Day from Taos Pueblo

    Entertainment center, paintings @ right by Jonathan Warm Day from Taos Pueblo

  • view of dining and kitchen area from entrance

    view of dining and kitchen area from entrance

  • View of sink and pantry area

    View of sink and pantry area

  • Another view of kitchen showing Indian baskets

    Another view of kitchen showing Indian baskets

  • View of handcrafted bed, closet and chest of drawers

    View of handcrafted bed, closet and chest of drawers

  • Broader view of handmade closet and chest of drawers

    Broader view of handmade closet and chest of drawers

  • Bathroom

    Bathroom

  • Casita courtyard

    Casita courtyard

  • Stacked washer dryer in utility room

    Stacked washer dryer in utility room

  • Newly constructed BBQ station in Casita Linda's yard.

    Newly constructed BBQ station in Casita Linda's yard.

  • Entranceway

    Entranceway

  • Rock wall with snow capped mountain peaks and deer antler hanging lamp

    Rock wall with snow capped mountain peaks and deer antler hanging lamp

  • Closer view of kitchen area

    Closer view of kitchen area

  • Painting over sink by Malcolm Furlow from Taos, frame by Dave

    Painting over sink by Malcolm Furlow from Taos, frame by Dave

  • View of dishware and cook area

    View of dishware and cook area

  • Painting in hall by Cecilia Quintana , (deceased) from Taos, NM.

    Painting in hall by Cecilia Quintana , (deceased) from Taos, NM.

  • Drum by Concha Brothers of Taos Pueblo, art by Marie Lucero also of Taos Pueblo

    Drum by Concha Brothers of Taos Pueblo, art by Marie Lucero also of Taos Pueblo

  • hanging vanity, shelves made from apple wood

    hanging vanity, shelves made from apple wood

  • View of counter made from Apricot wood

    View of counter made from Apricot wood

  • Pyramid made of white and grey marble

    Pyramid made of white and grey marble

  • Close up view of BBQ station  on Casita Linda's yard.

    Close up view of BBQ station on Casita Linda's yard.

  • Yard on south side of Casita Linda.

    Yard on south side of Casita Linda.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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